Uppingham & Area
A market town (Friday Market) in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England, located on the A47 between Leicester and Peterborough, about 6 miles (10 km) south of the county town, Oakham on the A6003 road.
The Corner House is situated between some great fishing at Eye Brook Reservoir & Rutland Water. It makes an ideal base to enjoy activities on and around Rutland Water, one of Europe’s largest reservoirs, which is ideal for sailing, cycling and walking.
The Corner House is a 20-minute drive from the world famous Burghley Horse Trials.
The market square is transformed once a year into the only fatstock show still to be held in temporary penning in a traditional market town. The first recorded show was in 1889. In 2011, 140 sheep, 24 pigs and 20 cattle were entered. The event attracts farmers from all over the area who exhibit their prize livestock and toast their acquaintances afterwards in The Falcon Hotel.
Rutland “much in little”
Its greatest length north to south is only 18 miles (29 km) and its greatest breadth east to west is 17 miles (27 km). It is the smallest historic county in England and the fourth smallest in the UK as a whole. Because of this, the Latin motto Multum in Parvo or “much in little” was adopted by the county council in 1950. It has the smallest population of any normal unitary authority in England.
The only towns in Rutland are Oakham, the county town, and Uppingham. At the centre of the county is Rutland Water, a large artificial reservoir that is an important nature reserve serving as an overwintering site for wildfowl and a breeding site for ospreys.
Rutland hosts the British Bird Watching Fair and is 5 miles from Rutland Water Nature Reserve.